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Real Estate lawyers

With a recently strong UK real estate market struggling to keep up with demand, competition for prime assets is higher than ever. In addition to availability, landlords, developers, asset managers, investors and occupiers face a range of challenges and opportunities in the current climate. These include the increasing globalisation of the real estate investment market, the growing demand for а high quality built environment with continued focus on achieving sustainability, and the increased use of technology and rising cyber security risks.

With one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, we have the resource and expertise our clients need to respond to this fast-paced market. Our lawyers provide decisive, pragmatic solutions allowing clients to react quickly to seize opportunities. With dedicated planning, finance, tax, construction and dispute specialists as part of the group, we are able to ensure that our clients are realising the most value possible from their assets.

We are one of the few City-based firms able to offer clients a truly full UK-wide service with offices in London, Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and Reading.

In addition to our UK offering, we have real estate lawyers in 70 offices worldwide, making our Real Estate and Construction Practice one of the largest specialist teams worldwide.

We are very proud to be working with some of the most dynamic real estate businesses around at the moment. Our clients range from large international and private investors to developers, universities, utility providers and occupiers.

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Melissa Brett
Melissa Brett
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Melissa has a wide range of experience in the real estate sector and has been involved in the sale and purchase of individual properties and commercial portfolios of in and out of town shopping...
Rebecca Kitchingham
Rebecca Kitchingham
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Rebecca is a Partner in our Property team. Her experience covers all aspects of real estate development and investment work. She acts for a range of property owners, joint ventures and offshore...
Alistair McGrigor
Alistair McGrigor
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Alistair is a Partner in the Construction and Engineering team, specialising in non-contentious construction matters. Alistair has extensive experience in advising clients on all major forms of...
Penny Moore
Penny Moore
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Penny is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy group. She specialises in all aspects of construction law, particularly non-contentious construction and development work, including...
Nathan Jansen
Nathan Jansen
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Nathan is a partner in our Real Estate office in Manchester. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of commercial property law. His particular focus is in relation to major retail,...
Chris Oakley
Chris Oakley
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris is a partner in our Real Estate Group with experience acting for domestic and international clients in relation to development and regeneration projects as well as investment and occupational...
Nick Burt
Nick Burt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Nick is a Partner in our Tax team with experience in advising on all aspects of tax planning and structuring for corporate clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and joint...
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Simon Johnston
Part­ner
Co-head of Real Estate Finance Group
United Kingdom, London
Simon Johnston is a partner in the CMS Finance Group and Co-head of the Real Estate Finance Group. He heads CMS' London’s Real Estate Finance practice. As well as regularly acting for borrowers and f...
Clive Swillman
Clive Swillman
Part­ner
Co-head of Real Estate Finance Group
United Kingdom, London
Clive Swillman is a Partner in our Finance team and Co-head of our Real Estate Finance Group. He advises lenders, sponsors and borrowers on a wide range of transactions both domestic and...
Jeremy Philips
Jeremy Phillips
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jeremy is a partner in the firm's Corporate team with over 25 years' experience advising on a broad range of corporate finance and equity capital markets transactions. He advises UK and multinational...